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Shrimp, Veggie and Kelp Noodle Stir Fry

Stir fry is a great option if you need to cook something quickly. Which was the case yesterday when I’d worked straight until 1:30, paused, and realized I was starving. I try to eat at the same time each day, but it’s not something I’m good at. Even I’m not perfect, which is unbelievable, I know. Anyway, after a marathon shopping trip at Trader Joe’s AND Whole Foods, I had a shit ton of veggies in my fridge, along with wild shrimp. Scott is obsessed with shrimp. I buy it in bulk when TJ’s actually has it because their wild shrimp is way cheaper than anyone else’s. So yeah, this is a bunch of veggies, along with kelp noodles (which are freaking AMAZING in Asian dishes) in a stir fry sauce. It’s really, really good. Shrimp, Veggie and Kelp Noodle Stir Fry Ingredients: 2 carrots, sliced or cut into strips…

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs with Probiotic Salsa

This is seriously a superfood breakfast. The eggs and salmon provide a hefty dose of omega-3s while the fermented dill & cucumber salsa is full of beneficial enzymes and probiotics. This will help you absorb and breakdown your food as well as give your gut a boost of beneficial flora. This helps keep your skin clear, wards off anxiety and depression, fights yeast infections, boosts the immune system – I mean really, the list goes on. This stuff if HEALTHY. And it tastes good. This breakfast bowl is particularly rich in: B12, B3, B6, B6, vitamin A, vitamin D, copper, phosphorous and selenium. Who the hell said ever said eggs were unhealthy? Idiots. Not only is it incredibly healthy, it tastes great and is completely satisfying. That’s the thing about eating nutrient dense food! Hunger is actually your brain’s way of telling you that your body needs nutrients. When you eat…

Fermented Dill & Cucumber Salsa

Recently I surprised Scott with a trip to Rehoboth Beach for his birthday. We love going to Rehoboth but didn’t get the opportunity to make the trek this past summer as much as we normally do. Rehbooth is one of my favorite beaches. Not because it has the clearest water and uncrowded beaches (it doesn’t – at all). But damn if that quaint-ish beach town doesn’t have some good food. Fresh seafood, good veggies, tons of gluten-free options and even an a juice bar called Green Man that sells awesome food. We go every time we’re in Reho. This last time, I ordered the smoked salmon on gluten-free bread. And I ordered an egg sandwich. I was hungry! I only ate half of each anyway. See that caper, cucumber, tomato topping? It was the f’ing bomb. I don’t even like capers and I loved it. I decided two things after…

Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Jalapeños

I’m starting to think I have an obsession with jalapeños. They burn so good. Unfortunately, Scott hates jalapeños. I like my food way spicier than he does. So I really only eat jalapeños on my own. I can’t put them in our dinner or lunches because I make batches and Scott loses his mind whenever jalapeños are present. Anyway, yesterday I was workin’ and felt like snacking. I rarely snack, but sometimes snacks are awesome. Especially when they involve creamy cheese, spicy peppers and salty prosciutto. It’s like the freakin’ trifecta of the perfect snack. Cheesy Prosciutto Wrapped Jalapeños Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Ingredients: 4 jalapeños, tops chopped off and sliced down the middle 4 slices of sharp, grass-fed cheddar 2 long slices of prosciutto, cut in half Instructions: Preheat oven to 375. After slicing the jalapeños down the center, remove the…

Five Ingredient Eggplant Dip

I love dips. There’s something about setting out dips, homemade bread, olives, raw cheese and cured meats that makes me feel very European, and I’m into that. Even though I’ve only been to Europe once. Also, I’d just like to say that I’m so excited for the farmers market to come back next month. My favorite farmer has amazing, gigantic, organic eggplants. Only one more month until that awesome market is back in my life! And eggplants are super healthy. Eggplants contain: vitamin C beta carotene phosphorous potassium magnesium niacin copper thiamin vitamin B6 This dip is super easy to make and goes over well at parties. Ingredients: 1 eggplant, cubed 1 head of garlic 1/4 cup olive oil (plus a lil’ more for drizzling) 1 tbsp cumin juice of 1/2 lemon optional: paprika salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Arrange the cubed eggplant on a…

Kimchi Fried Rice & Eggs

This has quickly become my favorite post-workout meal. It’s full of healthy fats, probiotics, protein, veggies and glucose. Kimchi is fermented cabbage and spices and it’s the national dish of Korea. Some Korean homes even have a separate fridge just to store kimchi. I learned that on House Hunters International. It’s quick and easy to prepare after a workout too. At the beginning of each week I make a batch of white rice (you can read about why I eat white rice here) so this really only takes a few minutes to throw together. Kimchi Fried Rice Ingredients: 1/2 cup white rice 1/2 cup kimchi (Buy kimchi HERE) 1/2 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp coconut oil (THIS coconut oil has no coconut taste) 2 eggs optional: green onion Directions: Sautee the onion in 1 tbsp of fat. Once it’s soft, add the garlic, kimchi and rice. Cook…

Jalapeño Cilantro Deviled Eggs

I’m obsessed with deviled eggs. They are freaking delicious and make the best snacks! Plus, eggs are rich in vitamins A, E, D and K, choline and the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. They’re basically multivitamins, ones that you can actually absorb and easily digest. These are also perfect for parties. You don’t have to add the jalapeño ring on top, but I am in love with spicy food so I of course do. The creaminess of the yolk and mayo pair perfectly with the cilantro and jalapeño. It’s unbelievably good. Ingredients: 3 hard boiled eggs 1 jalapeño 2 tbsp fermentes mayo (just omit the garlic in THIS recipe) 1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro 1/2 tbsp mustard optional: relish Directions: Slice the eggs in half, remove the yolks and add to a bowl. Cut 6 rings out of the jalapeño, dice the rest. Add the diced jalapeño, mayo, mustard and…

Greek Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek food is my favorite food. Dill and oregano are two of my favorite spices and they work really well in these stuffed ‘shrooms, but feel free to add or omit any spices. You can also use feta cheese instead of goat cheese, which was my plan until I realized I didn’t have any feta. I also added red pepper flakes, because I’m obsessed with all things spicy. Greek Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Ingredients 6 mushrooms caps, stems removed and set aside 1 tbsp butter, ghee or coconut oil 5-6 cups spinach (it shrinks!) 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes 1 garlic clove 3.5 oz goat cheese dash of oregano dash of dill Instructions Preheat oven to 375. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and give them a chop. Give the spinach a rough chop. Melt the butter, ghee…

Liver Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños

Let’s be honest, most people think liver is disgusting. The truth is that liver is pretty delicious, especially if you make it right. One of the best meals I ever had included duck liver pate and holy hell was it amazing. Most people also don’t realize that liver is the most nutritious food on earth. Yup, you read that right. More nutrient dense than “super foods” like chia seeds or goji berries, more nutrient dense than broccoli, more nutrient dense that kale. See this chart I made: Kale (100 g) Beef Liver (100 g) Iron 1.47 (non-heme) 4.90 Phosphorous 92 387 Zinc 0.56 4 Niacin 1 13.175 Folate 141 290 B6 0.271 1.083 B12 0 59.30 Vitamin A (retinol) 500 (has to be converted) 4968 Vitamin D 0 49 Liver is a nutritional powerhouse! Which is why instead of taking a multivitamin, I recommend eating liver; or at least taking…

Broccoli & Tomato Quiche

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do as soon as I wake up is cook breakfast (whether it’s for me or someone else). I always recommend and factor batch cooking into my meal plans. It just makes life so much easier. You cook once and have breakfast for the entire week. This quiche was beyond and easy and tasted amazing. It’s also an extremely healthy and balanced breakfast. It is full of vitamins, healthy fats and omega-3s from the eggs (make sure to buy pastured eggs) as well as veggies and grass-fed cheese. This quiche take about 6 minutes to assemble, 40 minutes in the oven and you’re done. You have breakfast for the week. You can make more or less depending on how many you’re feeding.